The deal includes $3.27MM in guarantees. Hurns initially caught on with Miami in July and has served as a supporting-caster this season, catching 13 passes for 170 yards in his first year with the Dolphins.
A rebuilding team likely to add at least one key piece at receiver next year, the Dolphins now have Hurns, DeVante Parker, Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant and Preston Williams signed beyond 2019. However, the respective deals for Parker and Wilson open the door to cap space-creating cuts. While the Dolphins do not need to clear cap space, being projected to possess more than $100MM next year, the rebuilding team may opt against employing three receivers with at least six years’ experience in 2020.
Once given an eight-figure-per-year deal as a Jaguar, Hurns has not built on his successful 2015 season. He eclipsed 1,000 yards in 2015 but has not cleared 500 in the three full seasons since. A severe injury ended his Cowboys season in the playoffs, but the former UDFA bounced back to secure a pact with his hometown team. The Miami native and former Miami Hurricane now has a second Dolphins contract, giving him some security in advance of what will be his age-29 season.
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